Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester goes incognito in a Stewart & Brown top. Credit: Stewart & Brown
Season after season, celebrities define fashion trends -- and since they have VIP-access to styles long before the average consumer, it makes sense that they are dubbed trend-setters. Fortunately, celebs are embracing apparel and accessories designed by green fashion designers, and therefore influencing the buying habits of their fans.
From Angelina Jolie's organic cotton undergarments, made by a local New York City-based designer, to Jennifer Aniston's slim-fit t-shirt that promotes awareness of extreme poverty in Africa -- and how can we include them in the sentence with no mention of Brad Pitt? Find out which hot green accessory, apparel, and footwear item your favorite celebrity is wearing now.
1. Leighton Meester and Alicia Silverstone Slip Into Stewart & BrownStewart & Brown is one of those green fashion brands that gets us excited, which is why we are keen to see celebrities have also taken note. Their clothing is made from organic cotton, tencel gauze, hemp silk charmeuse, hemp jersey, linen, and fine Mongolian cashmere, which is culled from a co-op that helps nomads in the region sustain their centuries-old practices.
Here Leighton Meester, of "Gossip Girl" fame, wears the Faye Silky Vest; it's made with 100% silky merino wool at, what Stewart & Brown calls, a "green factory" in China, and is fair trade. Alicia Silverstone has also been spotted wearing the sustainable fashion brand. She chose the Gathered Slip Dress which is 100% organic tissue cotton, grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides, and made in the USA.
More in TreeHugger: Stewart + Brown's Green Fashion For Summer 2010 (Slideshow)
2. Livia Firth Wears Mr. Larkin Jacket and Made Necklace
Colin Firth, Livia Firth, and Russell Brand (left to right). Credit: Voque UK
Livia Firth, wife of English Actor Colin Firth, has been a proponent of green fashion since her self-proclaimed Green Carpet Challenge, when she wore all green fashion designers on the red carpet during awards season.
Here she appears at the pre-Oscar parties rocking what she calls, an "ethical punk look." Her "Willa" jacket is Mr. Larkin by designer Casey Larkin. According to the label, it is "made with 60% cotton and 40% nylon (designed to be reused), and lined with organic cotton/silk." Livia has also paired the coat with a strand of metal beads recycled from the early forties in Japan, and a Made skull necklace.
More in TreeHugger: Mr. Larkin Spring 2010 at New York Green Fashion Week (Slideshow)
3. Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, and Courteney Cox Love OmniPeace T-Shirts
Jennifer Aniston, OmniPeace Founder Mary Fanaro, Sheryl Crow and Courteney Cox. Credit: OmniPeace
Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, and Courteney Cox are just a few among a slew of OmniPeace's celebrity fans. We heard about OmniPeace on the Lifetime network and read more on the OmniPeace website, which says they donate 25% of net profits to charities that promote peace, education, and human rights. The fashion brand is committed to ending extreme poverty in Africa by 2025, and has already raised half a million dollars for charities that support their mission and built a school in Senegal.